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I realized that when I encounter a new feature, I progress through three distinct phases of grief.

1)  Disbelief:  "Impossible!  It can't be done!"
2)  Mourning:  "Okay... it can be done, but it's going to suck so much!!"
3)  Euphoria: "Wait.... Oh!  Oh!  I know how we can do this.... this is going to be slick."

Sometimes I go through all three phases so quickly I erupt in one incoherent sentence. Posted on Friday, March 7, 2008 4:41 PM | Back to top


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I had the exact same feeling yesterday, when told our development cutoff date had to be extended (but release date remained fixed) whilst one last feature was added.
First, alot of anger and swearing.
Then compromise but full of resentment.
Finishing with "ah actually it might not be so bad!"

Left by Markk on Mar 08, 2008 4:53 AM

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